Advisory & Change

Deliver more value and efficiency to your organisation through procurement consulting, transformation and change

ArcBlue Advisory & Change services utilise our range of methodologies, best practice tools and programs formulated over years of operation to improve performance and enhance the influence of strategic procurement.

ArcBlue has a proven track record in delivering improvements across the end to end procurement and contract management cycle. We work alongside our clients to develop the people, processes, and systems necessary to deliver effective change.

At ArcBlue, our mission is to drive positive change through procurement. 

The ArcBlue Advisory & Change range of services leverages our specialist expertise from:

  • Savings Programs
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain
  • Category Management
  • Benefits Realisation
  • Outsourcing
  • Change Management
  • Project Management

ArcBlue Advisory & Change Services

Diagnostics

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Design your ‘roadmap for change’ with ArcBlue Procurement Diagnostics

Framework Review & Development

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Deliver more value and efficiency through your procurement framework

CATalyst 

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An agile method designed to design and implement effective category strategies

Accreditation & Certification

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Certify your Procurement Framework to improve influence and reduce risk

Savings & Opportunities

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Identify savings opportunities and drive strategies to realise benefits

Sourcing Strategies

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Leverage your purchasing power to improve efficiency and add value

Probity Services

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Safeguard your organisation against probity risks

Compass Program

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An holistic transformation methodology to
enhance strategic procurement

Embed Procurement Change

Embed procurement transformation and make your change initiatives ‘sticky’ with the mybuy hub – your connected digital procurement hub.

The ArcBlue mybuy hub provides a single ‘home’ for all things procurement, giving your stakeholders a simple and effective user experience for your new procurement processes.

The mybuy hub brings it all together – tools, strategies, processes, learning & analytics. It interfaces with your existing systems to ensure that you can embed procurement change across your whole business.

Diagnostics

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Design your ‘roadmap for change’ with ArcBlue Procurement Diagnostics

Our Procurement Diagnostic uses a structured process to assess current procurement activity and develop a roadmap which reveals opportunities to reduce cost, improve supplier performance and enhance the influence of strategic procurement across your organisation.

With the organisational strategy in mind, our team provides an assessment best practice procurement, then develops the findings into a detailed report containing recommendations, a business case and an implementation plan – effectively a playbook for your change program.

Framework Review & Development

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Deliver more value and efficiency to your organisation through your procurement framework

Our experienced team will review, refine and develop your new procurement framework to simplify, reduce risk and ensure your practices reflect a value for money and probity-driven service.  Create a better procurement framework to become more customer-centric with your stakeholders. 

We assess your policy, processes and templates to understand the current state and identify opportunities to improve procurement compliance. We do this by engaging with diverse stakeholder groups at all levels before designing and developing process flows, documentation, templates and user-guidance to ensure an improved user experience.

We also provide training and implementation services to support the implementation of the new framework – including leadership, change management expertise and hands-on implementation and guidance material.

CATalyst

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An agile method designed to design and implement effective category strategies

CATalyst is designed to help procurement and stakeholder teams to analyse business needs and supply markets to develop robust category strategies, designed to improve value and with full stakeholder buy-in. 

Our methodology is supported by best practice category development tools, techniques and templates, adding energy, focus, clarity, and transparency to category strategy planning and implementation. We can offer CATalyst as a package in which ArcBlue trains and mentors your internal staff, or as a complete consulting program in which ArcBlue partners with you to understand your business and develop a detailed category strategy and implementation plan.

Accreditation & Certification

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Certify your Procurement Framework to improve influence and reduce risk

ArcBlue delivers public sector accreditation and CIPS certification programs so that organisations be formally accredited to best practice. 

We partner with Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply to deliver CIPS Procurement Excellence Programs, to certify your framework of policies, processes, strategies and procedures against a best practice model of 5 core dimensions – Leadership and Organisation, Strategy, People, Process and Systems and Performance Management. Once achieved, the Certification adds strategic value to organisations and provides a pathway for organisational development. 

ArcBlue has also been involved in more than 50 accreditation assignments across Australia and New Zealand government organisations. Departments are expertly assessed against accreditation guidelines using a thorough review process, assessment and stakeholder interviews.

Savings & Opportunities

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Identify savings opportunities and drive strategies to realise benefits

Our Savings & Opportunities programs follow a structured methodology beginning with cleansing and categorising spend data and finishing with benefits realisation and reporting. We provide embedded teams to work with the client to fully understand and cleanse data and to create opportunity dashboards to visualise and prioritise opportunities. We then work with key stakeholder groups to validate the opportunity before creating a ‘wave plan’ to drive savings through the organisation.

Our methodology delivers, on average, savings of between 15% to 30% on cost of goods and services. 

Programs are delivered through the ArcBlue mybuy hub – using modules to identify savings, manage savings and track savings delivery. The mybuy hub ensures all stakeholders are actively involved and engaged throughout the process.

Sourcing Strategies

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Leverage your purchasing power to improve efficiency and add value 

ArcBlue provides commercial advice and support through the end-to-end sourcing process including; planning, detailed business requirements translation, market and bid evaluation and commercial assessment of proposals.

Our approach is to provide a fit-for-purpose sourcing methodology in combination with the flexible resourcing and commercial model of our Procurement Bench to deliver project deliverables. We offer expertise across a range of categories, environments, public and private sector frameworks and can work with any existing sourcing model.

Probity Services

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Safeguard your organisation against probity risks

We offer a range of probity services including Advice, Audit and Training to ensure organisations and procurement teams understand their probity obligations and the consequences of improper practices.

ArcBlue can work with organisations to design frameworks which address key governance and probity requirements and deliver value for money outcomes. We can also provide procurement process facilitation services including procurement planning and contract execution.

We are members of a number of probity panels across Australia and New Zealand, and have experience providing probity services across all levels of government, and on a variety of projects including politically sensitive projects and capital works.

Compass Program

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An holistic transformation methodology to enhance strategic procurement

The Compass program uses a structured, three-phase process to produce a roadmap for lasting procurement change. The first phase involves undertaking a detailed professional assessment of an organisation’s procurement function, including systems and processes, and the role and impact of the function on organisational objectives.

The second phase is a thorough spend analysis which is used to identify cost improvement opportunities and the third phase investigates the current level of capability across the team.

The analysis and opportunities are then brought together to produce a procurement roadmap for change which guides the organisation to deliver lasting benefits to stakeholders.

Why ArcBlue for Advisory & Change? 

Experienced Professionals

We have deep procurement advisory experience across both private & public sector

A Practical Approach

We offer practical advice and simple solutions to position your procurement team to deliver real value

Embedded Digital Solutions

We can provide technology solutions to help support your procurement transformation program and ‘make change sticky

Our Team

Our team of consultants offer hands-on advice based on real-world procurement experience

Specialist Expertise

We can offer product, category and sector specialists to provide in-depth knowledge to meet your needs

Consultants in Key Locations

We have a widespread team of over 70 consultants with reach & experience across the Asia Pacific region

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Find out more about ArcBlue Advisory & Change services

Dan Fielding
Co-Managing Director, ArcBlue

  • Melbourne Office
  • +61 405 320 688 
  • dan.fielding@arcblue.com.au
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